9-5-2-1-0for Health™is a community-wide campaign to promote healthy lifestyles for children in Northern Virginia.
Please use the ideas and tools provided on the Coalition's website to help your communities' kids live the 9-5-2-1-0for Health™message in simple ways, every day.
What You Can Do
1. Spread the Message. Start by spreading the9-5-2-1-0for Health™message to children, parents, caregivers, colleagues, friends, and neighbors. (Learn more...)
2. Use the Tools. Adopt policies & practices that support the 9-5-2-1-0for Health™behaviors in your particular setting. Encourage others to do the same wherever children live, learn, and play. (Click a toolkit in the left-hand menu...)
3. Join the Campaign. Join the 9-5-2-1-0 for Health™ Campaign to connect with other people who share your commitment to child health promotion. There is no cost to join, and we will equip you with ideas & tools for spreading the message and supporting the 9-5-2-1-0for Health™behaviors. Click here to join...
We are very pleased to announce that the Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition is the 2013 recipient of the Virginia Health Quality Award for Collaboration which recognizes individuals or organizations committed to bringing others together to solve healthcare challenges. The award was presented at the QualitySync II: Transforming Care Through Innovation conference at The Westin Richmond on April 10, 2013.
This award recognizes healthcare quality improvement partnerships among multiple facilities, practices or organizations that:
Bring together individuals and organizations with different perspectives, expertise and resources, and that may not have worked together before.
Build consensus about improvement priorities and raised awareness of the need for action to improve care.
Create a plan for action that shares work and responsibility among all partners in a way that leverages their strengths.
Have made at least initial progress toward reaching its goals.